1971 Jubilee/Anniversary Beetle

Country and/or Category: Europe, Germany (Inland) | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S712, S716 (Austria, Italy, minor equipment) |
Extras/Options M-code(s): M121, M162, M206, M227, M616, M652, M008

Issued in autumn 1971 the Jubilee Beetle – celebrated the 20 millionth Volkswagen produced.

A Standard 1300, 1302 (1300) and 1302 S (1600) Super Beetle in L13M  Saturngelb/ Saturn Yellow paintwork. The package featured Sprintstar wheels, a heated rear window, padded dashboard, reversing lights, fresh air blower, wiper delay switch with intermittent wash-wipe, Black Leatherette high back seats. Also included were a certificate and dash plaque. 15,000 produced for all of Europe which included 1,100 for Austria, 300 for the Republic of Ireland as a 1200 or 1300 Standard, though it did not arrive there until February 1972 – highback black basketweave seats, padded dash (and notably with standard wheels and hubcaps).

Information kindly provided by Jan Walter from ‘Der Kafer lebt’, Trevor Brady, Michael Klier, Weiahaupt Verlag, Graz (A), 1994 3-900310-99-8.

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